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San Francisco Board of Supervisors election, 2012


San Francisco Board of Supervisors election, 2012

The 2012 San Francisco Board of Supervisors elections occurred on November 6, 2012. Six of the eleven seats of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors were contested in this election. One incumbent was termed out of office, four ran for reelection, and one ran for initial election after being appointed to the seat.

Municipal elections in California are officially non-partisan, though most candidates in San Francisco do receive funding and support from various political parties. The election was held using ranked-choice voting.


  • Results 1
    • District 1 1.1
    • District 3 1.2
    • District 5 1.3


District 1

This district consists of the Richmond. Incumbent supervisor Eric Mar ran for reelection.

District 1 supervisorial election, 2012
Candidate Votes Percentage
Eric Mar (incumbent) 15,266 53.50%
David E. Lee 11,019 38.62%
Sherman D. D'Silva 2,152 7.54%
Write-in 96 0.34%
Valid votes 28,533 92.86%
Invalid or blank votes 2,194 7.14%
Total votes 30,727 100.00%
Voter turnout 70.43%

District 3

District 3 consists of the northeastern corner of San Francisco, including Chinatown, the Financial District, Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, North Beach, and Telegraph Hill. Incumbent supervisor David Chiu ran for reelection.

District 3 supervisorial election, 2012
Candidate Votes Percentage
David Chiu (incumbent) 17,700 75.42%
F. Joseph Butler 2,685 11.44%
Marc Bruno 1,984 8.45%
Wilma Pang 1,033 4.4%
Valid votes 23,470 88.91%
Invalid or blank votes 2,926 11.09%
Total votes 26,396 100.00%
Voter turnout 66.17%

District 5

District 5 consists of the Fillmore, Haight-Ashbury

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